CHICAGO and LONDON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that its London-based affiliate R.J. O'Brien Limited (RJO Limited) has won the award for "Best FCM - Technology" at the CTA Intelligence European Services Awards 2016.
This is the second consecutive year that the RJO UK affiliate has earned one of the magazine's European Services Awards, with a win last year as "Best FCM - Innovation." Gerald Corcoran, RJO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Since our 2015 acquisition of The Kyte Group, we have significantly enhanced our technological capabilities in Europe with a fully integrated FCM. We now have the infrastructure in place on the ground to offer robust technology not only on the trading side but in risk management, compliance and back-office operations. We're very pleased to receive this CTA Intelligence recognition of our efforts." Thomas Texier, RJO Limited Chief Operating Officer, said: "Today's clients demand best-in-class technology from their brokerage firm, and RJO is committed to exceeding their expectations. Cutting-edge technology is a cornerstone of our offering in the UK, and we have benefited from a strong foundation, investment in new systems and a fantastic team that harnesses our resources to the benefit of our clients." Last year, RJO's UK affiliate also won the Editor's Choice Award at the 2015 FOW International Awards, based on factors including growth prospects, company achievements and successful collaborations and acquisitions. Published by Pageant Media, CTA Intelligence focuses on key issues for professionals working in the commodity trading advisor (CTA) and managed futures space. An independent panel of judges from CTA Intelligence and leading industry experts selected RJO Limited for the award, which was presented at a ceremony this week in London. Earlier this year, R.J. O'Brien & Associates won the award for "Best FCM - Innovation" at the magazine's U.S. Services Awards, after winning its 2014 award for "Best FCM - Client Service." About R.J. O'Brien Limited R.J. O'Brien Limited (RJOL) provides clearing and settlement services to professional and eligible counterparty clients who transact business on the world's leading futures and options exchanges. RJOL offers clearing and execution-only services, risk management and direct market access to exchange-listed financial and commodity derivatives worldwide. Proximity and colocation services are also provided by RJOL. RJO Limited is a UK affiliate of R.J. O'Brien & Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. RJO offers state-of-the-art electronic trading and 24-hour trade execution on all major futures exchanges worldwide. R.J. O'Brien Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 114120).